Organization of Object Knowledge
What is the large-scale and fine-scale organization of object knowledge in the cortex? How does neural organization relate to the architecture of the mind? How is our cognitive architecture shaped by demands of an active observer in the world?
Konkle & Caramazza. Tripartite Organization of the Ventral Stream by Animacy and Object Size. Journal of Neuroscience, in press.
Konkle & Oliva. A Real-World Size Organization of Object Responses in Occipito-Temporal Cortex. Neuron, 2012.
Cohen, Konkle, Rhee, Nakayama, & Alvarez. Processing multiple visual objects is limited by overlap in neural channels. Submitted.
Konkle & Oliva. A Familiar Size Stroop Effect: Real-world size is an automatic property of object representation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2012.
Konkle & Oliva. Canonical visual size for real-world objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2011.
Memory Capacity and Experience
How does experience with objects shape our ability to remember them? What do memory paradigms reveal about the nature of object representation? How does incoming information become integrated into existing knowledge over time?
Konkle, Brady, Alvarez, & Oliva. Conceptual knowledge supports perceptual detail in visual long-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2010.
Konkle, Brady, Alvarez, & Oliva. Scene memory is more detailed than you think: the role of scene categories in visual long-term memory. Psychological Science, 2010. | press
Brady, Konkle, Gill, Oliva, & Alvarez. Long-term memory has the same limit on fidelity as working memory. Psychological Science (in press).
Brady, Konkle, & Alvarez. Compression in visual short-term memory: using statistical regularities to form more efficient memory representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2009.
Brady, Konkle, Alvarez, & Oliva. Visual long-term memory has a massive capacity for object details. PNAS 2008. press release | demo
Brady, Konkle, & Alvarez. A review of visual memory capacity: Beyond individual items and toward structured representations. Journal of Vision, 2011.
Motion Processing across Modalities.
Are the neural representations of visual and tactile motion independent or shared? How does adaptation modify the neural system? What do multimodal responses in the brain reveal about neural information processing? What is the relationship between adaptation and encoding?
Konkle, Wang, Hayward, & Moore. Motion Aftereffects Transfer Between Touch and Vision. Current Biology 2009. press release | demo
Konkle & Moore. What can crossmodal aftereffects reveal about neural representation and dynamics? Communicative and Integrative Biology, 2009.
Carter, Konkle, Wang, Hayward, & Moore. Tactile Rivalry Demonstrated with an Ambiguous Apparent-Motion Quartet. Current Biology, 2008. press release | demo
Bedny, Konkle, Pelphrey, Saxe, Pascual-Leone. Sensitive period for a vision-dominated response in human MT/MST. Current Biology, 2010.